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>>> this morning on "early today," line in the sand. israel's prime minister tells the u.n. that iran's capability to enrich uranium must be stopped. >>> curious discovery. nasa's rover finds evidence of an ancient stream on mars. >>> and circular sensation. new york city makes plans for the world's largest ferr wheel. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the red line. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has told the united nations that the world has until next summer to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the white house reacted by saying the u.s. shares israel's goal of stopping that from happening but so far it has refused to set an ultimatum. nbc's danielle leigh reports. >> reporter: from a fight over the west bank to fears about iran's nuclear program, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke under pressure before the united nations. >> today a great battle is being waged. >> reporter: just one day af
for eight years before assuming his current post in 2009. he is in new york for the u.n. general assembly, nato has significantly redefined its mission since its founding in 1949. it's primarily-- last year it enforce add no-fly zone in libya and the campaign that overthrew moammar qaddafi. i'm pleased to have the secretary general at this table, welcome. tell me how you have defined the role for nato in the current environment, especially in the middle east. >> the core role is still to protect our citizens against any threat to their security we won the cold war. we protected our citizens against soviet communism, aggression. we won the cold war. the soviet broke down but after the end of the cold war we realized that we are faced we merging security challenges, terrorism, this is the reason why we are in afghanistan. that's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core
minister tells the u.n. that the capabilityo enrich uraum must be stopped. > cious scy. nasa's rover finds evidence of an ancient stream onmars. >>> and circular sensation, new york city makes plans for the world's largest ferris wheel. good morni. those stories and mor i sthtah th is "first look" on msnbc. > an we're goi to beg mnghhe r line. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has told the united nation that's the world has until next summer to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the white house reacted by saying the u.s. shares israel's goal oopha happening but so far it has refused to set an ult madeyum. danielle l reports. >> reporter: from a fight over the west bank to fears over i n iran's nuclear program, benjamin netanyahu spoke under pressure before the united nations. >> reporter: just one day after iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel and the west of intimidation, netanyahu ran a new ultimatum agnst the controversial nuclear program. >> a red line should be drawn right re be- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to m
to the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. >> we won't solve our conflict with libelist speeches at the u.n. >> just minutes before he asked the u.n. to upgrade the status with the world body. >> translator: to assert the state that must be realized that is palestine. >> reporter: the change will allow palestine to pursue the international court as they battle over the west bank. >> translator: our people have become fixed targets for acts of killing and abuse. >> reporter: continuing conflicts, both that will likely require the continue assistance of the u.n. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> as both presidential candidates make their way across battleground states, a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. they're neck and neck in nevada and north carolina. tracie potts joins us in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: as we've seen in polls earlier in the week, president obama seems to have a healthy lead in states like ohio and even florida. but in others, it's much closer. >> just getting elected will help. >> reporter
a film and each at the president's u.n. speech this week he highlighted this film through throughout this u.n. speech leading many to believe that the main issue is this youtube clip that seems relatively insignificant in the grand scheme of siblings charles krauthammer also had a similar take on this and he responded to that james clapper statement last night. take a listen. >> well, you read the dni -- dnr statement it's a cover your rump statement for the people they political end of this. you read this nonsense that the dni put out and you say is this what we're spending 50, $60 billion a year on to get intelligence? >> so, it's a slam on the intelligence community in that statement there. also, in the front page of the "new york times" this morning not exactly a right leaning newspaper saying shifting reports on libya may cost president obama. and politically looking at this sort of locked up place for him in a foreign policy debate. ben stein coming out yesterday saying he thinks this whole scandal could be worse than watergate because at the end of it people died. take a liste
the truth on what happened. >> greta: so u.n. ambassador rice resign? earlier former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld went on the secretary. mr. secretary, nice to see you, sir. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> greta: there are many calls for ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, to resign. she has the backup of the secretary of state and the president, but there are calls for her to resign after going on all the talk shows and pushing this youtube video as the reason, the cause. your thoughts, sir? >> well, that's really up to the president and ambassador as far as i'm concerned. i think that the president can nominate who he wants, and the senate confirmed her. and she's the ambassador while she's there. i watched the presentation. and i thought it was amazing that someone in her position would go on with that degree of certainty, that fast, and that authoritiatively and be that wrong. >> greta: do you think she was perhaps hung out to dry? i thought it was unusual that the ambassador of the u.n. would make that appearance after that event? i would have expected some other member
. there is fallout over the attack in libya. there are increasing calls for a hearing and our u.n. ambassador susan rice to resign. the obama team dill giving conflicting accounts of the white house response. martha: i'm martha maccallum. the romney campaign is joining this growing chorus of lawmakers. senator john mccain saying the administration's response was inept and ignorant and susan rice blaming it on a spontaneous protest was inexcusable. >> it's either willful ignorance or abysmal ignorance to think people come to spontaneous demonstrations with mortars and heavy weapons pant attack goes on for hours. bill: both sides are complaining. governor romney's team says the white house is still getting its story mixed up. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are politicizing the tragic attack that cost of life of four americans. the republicans say the white house is cover ugging up the details for political reasons. here is axlerod. >> the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened. but when you are the responsible party, when you are the administration and you have a respo
. then the explanations began to shift a little bit. susan rice the u.n. ambassador said it started as a demonstration about that video, and then involved other elements, who joined spontaneously. it's been shifting ever since. the president initially called it an act of terror. he has not done so since then but his spokesman has said since then that it is obviously self-evidently an act of terror, and now this statement from the spokesman for the director of national intelligence, who says in part, we do assess that some of those involved were linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to, al qaeda. >> can i ask you, susan rice, she's under fire from peter king. of course he's a republican congressman. he's been calling for her resignation, saying she hasn't been forthcoming with the truth. so what does the white house say about that? >> they did put out a spokesman in defense of ambassador -- statement in defense of ambassador susan rice yesterday. it stems from a couple of sundays ago. she was on some of the sunday shows, including "meet the press" where she gave that explanation that this pr
, to resign as u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and yesterday, here's the response as they try and move forward and turn the majpage. congressman paul ryan and paul mccain. take a look at this approach. >> the response was slow. it was confused. it was inconsistent. they first said that it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know that it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey, that al qaeda is on the wane, that everything's fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> i think there are certain political overtones. how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say it was spontaneous? >> maybe it was. >> five days later? that doesn't pass the smell test. it was ever ignorance or willful intelligence. >> whether you agree with him or not, senator mccain has the credibili
that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> the u.n. ambassador susan rice. two sundays ago, took another three days before the administration began acknowledging what many experts say should have been obvious. >> let me begin by asking you whether you would say that ambassador stevens and the three other americans died as a result of a terrorist attack. >> certainly on that particular question, i would say yes. they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> two days later, secretary of state clinton made it even plainer. >> what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack and we will not rest until we have tracked down and brought to justice the terrorists who murdered four americans. >> keeping them honest, if the white house wants credit for quickly labeling what happened in benghazi an act of terror, can't also claim credit for prudently not calling it terrorism for so many days. whatever you think, clearly these are two candidates with some big questions to face and perhaps, they will less than 48 hours from now. that debate, a
time for world leaders? >> no. look the the is going to be actively involved at u.n. general assembly. >> bill: gibbs, what can you say? >> this is different. he has a neutral expression that is downward just slightly. he might look angry but he is not angry but it gets tighter and mouth goes down further. >> bill: when you see angry, isn't it annoyance rather than anger? >> yes. >> bill: you can be annoyed at the tone of the question, but if you are angry you are angry? >> okay, don't scare me. >> bill: i want to give everybody an example. >> we'll use annoy answer. at the end of this, he, annoy yanks. but he tiltsd over in this vulnerable position. smiles and annoyance and then at the end of this he gains hits compohere you go. plenty more ahead as factor moves ahead. the great american news quiz terrible decisions made by presidents. and miss megyn kelly on the first debate, what does mitt romney have to do to defeat president obama. [ male announcer ] what if you had thermal night-vision goggles, like in a special ops mission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal
accompanied iran's president for the u.n. general assembly is seeking asylum. he didn't say when he defected. this comes a week after mahmoud ahmadinej ahmadinejad's top advisor gave controversial material about the premiere leader. lindsay lohan can'tut of trouble. the actress calling police over the weekend claiming she had been chokeed by a party pal in her new york city hotel room. lohan reportedly confronted this guy after she realized he had been taking cell phone pictures and e-mailing them to friends. they raised christian lab bella a former staffer for illinois congressman. he dropped the assault and harassment charges against him. that is your 5@5:00. >>> this morning new concerns over the white house' handling of the deadly terrorist attack in libya. they gaye conflicting statements about what the president actually knew. kelly wright is live with the latest for us. >> good morning, kelly. >> all of this surrounds the questions what are the facts surrounding this act that happened in benghazi libya. the answer may not be quick lanesed since the fbi is in libya but unable to enter
of times in the u.n. speech talking about the video and the-- the state department has been updated. >> alisyn: hold on penny, go ahead, finish. >> the state department paid to go across the air, pakistani television to denounce the youtube video and why would you do this-- >> based on intelligence. >> alisyn: penny, thank you, have to leave it there with michelle. thanks for the debate and obviously, this continues. penny lee and michelle seleski, thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you. >> alisyn: fees, taxes and regulations and none of them needed? it's why small business owners say they're being forced to close shop across the country. one lawmaker is fighting back. he's next to explain. and a teenager getting the last laugh after her track mates pulled a cruel joke on her. the inspiring homecoming story coming up. ♪ [ "human" by the human league playing ] humans. we mean well, but we're imperfect creatures living in a beautifully imperfect world. it's amazing we've made it this far. maybe it's because when one of us messes up, someone else comes along to help out.
a very public appeal to the u.n. to set a firm ultimatum to stop iran's nuclear development. he put pressure on the obama administration to take a tougher tone weeks ahead of the u.n. general election. >> israel's rhetorical red line. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> became a literal one as prime minister benjamin netanyahu took to the u.n. general assembly with a red marker and a chart that says is iran's progress toward a nuclear weapon. >> red lines prevent war and faced with a clear red line, iran will back down. >> the prime minister's speech put in stark relief the differences between how the u.s. and israel views the threat of a nuclear iran. >> a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: while president obama says he will not allow iran to gain nuclear weapons, he hasn't publicly declared a point of no return, that boundary may action.the u.s. to take military israel cannot destroy iran's nuclear installations without u.s. military support. secretary of state hillary clinton met one-on-one with netanyahu, telling him to give diplom
, but it's not nearly what most americans think it is. >> and as a matter of fact, while he was at the u.n., he was told that one of his top aides indeed was arrested for making a comment that apparently insultdinsultd -- insulted the supreme leader. he called for a red line saying that diplomacy hasn't done anything to stop it. sanctions not so much. even though they are proving effective. at one point, benjamin netanyahu really drew a red line, his own red line. take a look. >> here are the facts. where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. before -- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> what is really so fascinating about this is that the iran supreme leader has not yet made the decision whether or not to build any sort of an atomic weapon, but clearly that is what everybody in that region is worried about. are we looking at a targeted military strike, another war, if, in fact, iran does go over that 90% mark that netanyahu is talking about? >> well, i think you're right to say if they were suddenly to anno
.b.i. and lead investigative personnel cannot safely enter the city? >> there are calls for the resignation of u.n. ambassador susan rice who said a few day after the attack it appears to be a spontaneous uprising again the antimuslim video. >> we have reports now that intelligence people knew in 24 hours this was a terrorist attack. yet they sent her out to say things that were absolutely false and continued to do so. >>reporter: john mccain says the violent conflict with -- the violence in libya conflicts with obama administration's story that al qaeda is on the way out. >>heather: good questions, steve. how is the administration defending itself? >>reporter: they claim that the event was so complex. they did not know for sure it was a terrorist attack. they were waiting for the information to come in. they reacted as it came in. and a campaign advisor said we do not want a president would talks first. >> governor romney leaped out the first day and was mistaken about what he said that is not what want in a president of the united states. >>reporter: democrats say the focus should be on protecti
on this program minutes from now. no letup in tax the rich mania. the u.n. takes aim at the richer people in america and europeans riot again to make them pay for, well, for everything. and then there is this, the european beat americans at golf again. but cheer up, "varney & company" is about to begin. >> good morning, "varney & company," today is monday october the 1st. wednesday is the first presidential debate and the obama campaign spent the weekend trying to low up media expectations that the president's already won. most mainstream polls do indeed have president obama in the lead, but according to rasmussen, governor romney has an edge among certain voters. 43% of likely voters say they are certain they will vote for mitt romney. 42% say they'll vote for the president. that's a very slight edge, but 15% of voters say they are uncommitted, with a number that large, the debate takes on added importance. new jersey governor chris christie in sharp contrast to the media thinks that romney will pull off a clear win this week. listen to this. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he'
you heard this? the u.n. is now looking for a global tax. now, we're calling global tax maggedden. where we would pony up a huge portion of the tax receipts into the u.n. and they would distribute them throughout the world to the needy. what do you think of this? >> i think it's incredible. first of all, we are the needy. maybe they should do it where china should write off their trillion dollars that they wrote us and more. by the way, if you look what's going on, they are serious about this where we're supposed to give more money to other countries. we don't have money for ourselves. so it's just another ploy. we'll educational background up being -- end up being, because we are run by people globe know what they're doing issues we'll be the only nation that gives. >> gretchen: i got bad news for you, you're going to be taxed 1% tax on billionaires around the world. that's part of this whole deal. >> i can imagine the people that are going to distribute the money. i've seen the people. i have buildings over there. i see them all the time. you should see the people that are going
start." mahmoud ahmadinejad is back in iran. he's expected to speak next hour after his final u.n. speech. his official photographer never left new york. he's seeking asylum. will he talk? next hour, we'll speak to the first official white house videographer about what he might know. >>> be aware of exploding washing machines? a safety alert for one really big appliance. all that and much more coming up in the next hour of "early start". >>> first, they are no longer one hit wonders. filipino prisoners going gangnam-style. this is going viral. at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male
calling for a dialogue at the u.n. general assembly yesterday. >>> a border patrol agent was shot and killed today in arizona. the 30-year-old was shot after responding to a sensor that went off near the border. another agent was wounded. the fbi and local police are investigating the shooting. >>> new york's attorney general says more lawsuits against big banks are on the way as a task force investigates the crash of 2008. the first suit filed is against jpmorgan chase over allegations that bear stearns which it owns committed fraud against investors. >>> the weather channel has decided hey, hurricanes get names, why not blizzards. the network announced today it will give names to the worst winter storms to make it easier to follow their progress. it already has a list from a to z of winter storm names. including athena, gandalf, and zeus. >> interesting. thanks. >>> coming up, who's hungry? a restaurant got in trouble for wheeling in some road kill. mmm, road kill. "ridiculist" is next. looking for a better place to put your cash? here's one you may not have thought of -- fideli
in all these other areas. gregg: what white house press secretary jay carney and u.n. ambassador susan rice were telling the american people, not to mention the folks on capitol hill, was simply untrue. they were doing that for more than a week as we mentioned. now the latest offering up an explanation is general james clapper, the director of national intelligence. and here's his explanation and or excuse depending upon your point of view. we'll put it on the screen. in the immediate aftermath of the assault there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests recaller that day at our embassy in cairo. do you buy that or is clapper being used trying to protech the president's reputation? what do you think? >> i think clapper has been wrong on several occasions. so there's a scramble to protect this narrative. i think the other really damaging piece here that he doesn't confront is that the state department clearly knew from ambassador stevens's cable that is the threat was growing and that ambassador stevens himself was worried about his s
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